A continuing challenge in understanding the linkage of unsaturated molecules to produce novel networks has been the analysis of the reaction products. Here we report a UV Raman spectroscopic analysis of the amorphous C:H (a-C:H) network formed by compression of benzene. The network contains both sp2- and sp3-bonded carbon, indicating that the aromaticity of some of the benzene rings must have been destroyed during the formation of the network. The Raman spectrum of the network resembles that of hydrogen-rich polymeric a-C:H. Analysis by means of UV Raman spectroscopy of a wide range of novel networks produced by compression of unsaturated molecules should be possible.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Chemistry